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You, me, anyone could be a victim of torture. Torture is a crime that takes place in different forms and in different settings. Whilst prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is absolute in international law, it continues to be challenged all over the world.
The Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National University of Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) was inaugurated on 27 August 2019. The event took place in a highly symbolic year and moment for the country: the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Popular Consultation on Self-determination of 30 August 1999.